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Wreck Beach: to many it
is a special clump ofj
wilderness, a place ofj
communion with
nature remarkably close to the|
| city.
It is also unique for the conflict generated about its wildlife
j preservation,   erosion,   logging
j activity and nude bathing.
Concern is again focusing on
the beach with the public release
of the Eikos report. This report
was commissioned by the North
Fraser Harbor Commission to
study options for log booming
and increasing public access to
the Point Grey foreshore from
the North Arm Breakwater to
the Musqueam Indian Reserve.
The study, conducted by the Eikos
Group landscape architectural firm and
headed by former Parks Board chair Art
Cowie, recommends dredging the booming
area south of the breakwater (located at the
foot of trail six), and installing rip-rap,
signs, walkways along the shore and to the
end of the breakwater, and viewing points
on the escarpment above.
Environmental groups were leaked the
report six months after its release to select
government and industry officials Feb. 13.
They are concerned over both the recommendations and environmentalist' exclusion from contributing to the report. The
report draws upon previous studies and
"discussions with industry representatives," as stated in its introduction.
"A lot of public and environmental
groups have been around for a long time,
and we're extremely disappointed that
those groups were not asked for input
before the publishing of the report," says
June Binkert of the Fraser River Coalition,
a group representing about 13 naturalist
"It is these groups that use the beach,"
says Binkert.
NFHC corporate secretary Ted
Herschman says public input is inappropriate at this time. "It was a private
study done for the use of the commissioners.
"We are doing some in-house planning,
and didn't see it as necessary. Any kind of
plan would eventually have to involve many
different agencies and organizations," he
The report details plans to increase public
access to the foreshore, but Binkert says the
report is primarily designed to make dredging the booming grounds more palatable to
the public.
"The Point Grey booming grounds are
essential to the continued operation of the
mills and thus their existence will not be
questioned," states the report.
The booming grounds are an important
freshwater storage area for log handlers between Howe Sound and upriver sawmills.
The fresh water protects logs from wood
borers, found in salt water.
Binkert says the report places industry
needs over environmental concerns such as
the preservation of fish habitat.
-robby robertson photos
"The North Fraser Harbor Commission makes their money by leasing
land to the log handlers," says Ken
Hall, B.C. Federation of Naturalists
Hall is also upset that environmental groups were not consulted to help
prepare the report. The report
"should be placed in the context of a
plan for the whole (Fraser River)
estuary. There's not enough political
incentive to act on it now," he says.
Hall, a UBC engineering professor, worked on a 1982 Westwater
Research report outlining the effects
of log booming on the fish habitat.
The Eikos report took his research
out of context by claiming salmon
found in the booming grounds were
slightly larger than those in the
neighboring marsh, he says. The fish
were only larger on one day of the
research adds Hall.
Dredging would increase the
booming grounds' capacity, which
has steadily decreased due to
sedimentation. It could also endanger
the marsh habitat, home for a large
bird population. A "setback zone"
to separate the shoreline marsh from
the booms is mentioned briefly in the
The area's wildlife
may be
endangered by
plans for increased public access. Some
wildlife may not adapt to an
upgraded trail or rip-rap
(large chunks of rock debris
along the shore). They may
move to less traveled areas,
defeating the original purpose of the trails, says Hall.
Wreck Beach Committee chair
Judy Williams says dredging the
booming grounds, establishing viewing points and thinning trees on the
escarpment could further the already
critical erosion on the bank.
Although the Eikos report says riprap would off-set escarpment erosion, Williams says it could be
disastrous to the marsh habitat.
Williams has spent seven years on
the ad-hoc committee which is
"dedicated to preserving Wreck
Beach in as nearly a natural state as
possible," she says
"I love that beach more than
anything," says Williams,
pointing to the feeling of community among nude bathers
and the unique wilderness setting.
"All too often in the public
eye, Wreck Beach users connote frivolity, irresponsibility,
and immorality, whereas
studies have shown that a majority of beach users are professionals and students. As
well, a diversity of socioeconomic groups is reflected in
the multitudes of visitors, both
local and international, to the
beach," Williams says.
She says constructing a raised walkway across the area
now frequented by nude
bathers would encourage peep-^.
ing Toms., tension with prudish
tourists and eventual elimination of Htde bathing.
"Increased accessibility to the general public
and viewing platforms
could have ramifications
regarding the attorney
general's interpretation
of section 170 of the
Canadian Criminal Code
(which defines public
nudity)," says Williams.
Williams says Wreck
Beach is unequaled in
North America as a
friendly spot to sunbathe
in the nude. She is quick
to add that environmental concerns are the central issue.
Binkert says the
report's recommendations, particularly those
regarding development
of viewing points on the
escarpment, overstep the
NFHC's bounds. "The
commission has no
jurisdiction over the
uplands," says Binkert.
Either the Greater
Vancouver District
Parks Branch, or the
Vancouver Board of
Parks and Recreation
manages the land from
the shore up, says
"I think the principle
of public access is a good
one," says Parks branch
chair Rick Hankin.
"The issue is whether it
is handled in a way that
doesn't disturb the
marsh there."
He says the area is not
secluded enough to be
considered a true
wilderness area, and that
the shoreline should be
opened to a wider range
of people.
"Whether this is the
way to do it or not is
another question," says
Hankin, adding that he
is not sure of the effects
of dredging.
Since the report was
leaked, the commission
has made it available on
request, and at the insistence of Williams, environmental groups will
b£ allowed representation at the NFHC
meeting this fall discussing the report. Page 2
Friday, September 28, 1984
Holocaust hoax revived
University of Calgary administration wants a book which says the
Holocaust during the second world
war was a hoax put back on its
library shelves, where it was seized
by the RCMP in late August.
RCMP customs officers seized
the book, The Hoax of the Twentieth Century, by A. R. Butz, after
it was banned by Re«»nue Canada
customs for its immoral and anti-
semitic content.
Officials said the book violates
federal laws governing hate
literature because it argues that
there was no systematic slaughter of
Jews by the Nazis during world war
University library director Alan
MacDonald has filed an appeal with
Revenue Canada to recover the seized book, which the library received
six months before the June 6 ban
was imposed.
MacDonald    said    despite    the
book's   disturbing   content,    the
library wants the book back to protect "intellectual freedom."
'lit  is the responsibility of the
university and other educational institutions to make available all
materials of an intelligent nature
regardless of their viewpoint," he
McGill boycotts banks
MONTREAL (CUP) — McGill University' student council has refused
to allow three major Canadian banks to publicize their services in the student union building because of their South African investments.
The student union denied the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce's
request to promote a special student account, the Bank of Montreal's request to install an instant teller and refused to grant space to the Royal
Bank under a previously arranged agreement.
The three decisions were made separately over the summer and expressed
student union members' disapproval of the banks' investment in apartheid
South Africa. The African country is governed by an all-white minority
while the country's black and coloured populations have been denied virtually all freedoms.
"The South Africa issue is drifting to the background. Students should
be made aware of what is going on," said Yat K. Lo, student union vice-
president external.
McGill's student union Jias a standing committee on South Africa which
campaigns for divestment and provides students with information on South
Africa's apartheid policies.
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Page 3
B.C. has worst student aid program
The manager of the University of
Victoria student financial aid services has slammed the provincial
government for its student aid
Nels Granewell sent a letter to all
major political parties and B.C.
newspapers condeming the inequity
in student aid policies.
"We're being treated as residents
of different provinces rather than
Canadian   citizens",   Granewell
said. "We're on a completely different footing here."
Last February, the provincial
government ended grants to
students seeking B.C. post-
secondary education.
In his letter, Granewell said he
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STUDENT LEAPS FROM thick rain cloud in celebration of provincial legislation revoking law of gravity.
Democratic students want changes
A University education should be
a right just as an elementary school
education is, a Students for a
Democratic University organizer
said Thursday.
"You cannot have a democratic
society without an informed electorate with a good education," said
Alicia, who asked that her last
name not be used.
The provincial government has
its priorities all mixed up, she told
an open forum of 18 people in
Scarfe 1005. "They are building
sports stadiusms, cruise boat piers
and then they come to us and say. .
.'We don't have enough money for
universities,' " Alicia added.
She said Students for a
Democratic University cannot
organize massive changes in society
at this time but must work towards
achieving.small goals.
Student groups should lobby to
have a rule withdrawn that gives
students only two weeks to
withdraw from a course without
receiving a failing mark, she said.
She said SDU could press the
campus libraries to stock at least ten
copies of all required texts so that
students who cannot afford texts
have easy access to them.
"We should have quality housing, food and daycare," she said.
Alicia told one questioning
woman that SDU, formerly
Students Against the Budget, is
changing its focus from the provin
cial government to UBC's administration in order to be more effective.
Organizer Kevin Annet, graduate
studies, told the forum they must
demand a more democratic process
on the campus. "The main decisions at UBC are being made by
bodies that students have no say
in," Annett said.
He said the AMS's influence is
limited to running SUB and that the
AMS has next to no power on the
university. A group should be formed where democratically elected
representatives from all the dif-
ferents groups on campus can meet
to discuss UBC's policy, he said.
He said UBC's board of governors does not fulfill this role
because it is dominated by provincial government appointees. "The
members of the governing body
should be accountable to the
university and they should be
recalable," he said.
Dean welcomes increased union
Teaching assistants will increasingly unionize in the 1980s, a report
co-authored by UBC's education dean says.
Daniel Birch said due to budget cutbacks, reorientation of univeri-
ty programs and other changes to the university system the anxiety
level of teaching assistants at UBC is rising.
He said the report, Teaching Assistant Unionization: Origins and
Implications, is not against this trend.
TA unionization is "not necessarily bad", Birch said, adding TA's
attempted to improve the quality of education for students by attempting to limit tutorial sizes.
He added not all UBC TAs are presently unionized until the labour
relations board recognizes the Teaching Assistants Union, after
which the TAU could negotiate for TAs on campus. In that case
work disruptions could occur during bargaining disputes.
He said TAs only face responding to other unions picket lines
now. "There have been few strikes which were initiated by the TAs,"
he said.
In the case of a TA strike undergraduate students might have
discussion groups cancelled, assignments returned late and face a
general slow down of the educational process, he said.
"Yet until it happens, its really hard to say exactly how students
will be affected."
advised two students who came to
him for financial advice. He said in
his letter that one, an Ontario resident, will receive a "non-repayable
loan" or grant of $3,850 from the
Ontario government and a loan of
$1,290. Granewell said if this student's financial situation remains
the same she will receive $15,400 in
grants and $5,160 in repayable
loans, over four years.
The situation for the B.C. resident is very different, Granewell
said. The B.C. student referred to
in the letter will receive a $1,940
loan from the B.C. government and
a $3,200 loan from the federal
government. If that student's financial situation remains the same for
four years, whe will owe $20,560, he
Granewell said response to the
letter has been good.
"I've had a response from
Pauline Jewett, of the New
Democratic Party. She fully supported my position and said that the
NDP would have a national policy
(on student aid)," Granewell said.
He added he had no response from
other Canadian political parties.
Byron Hender, UBC director of
awards and financial aid, said
everyone agrees with  Granewell's    income families.
Minister spends
$80,000 on grass
letter. "There is no question that we
presently have the worst student aid
service in the .country," he said.
"The decline in enrolment in
universities here is related to the
changes in the student aid program
of the provincial government,"
Hender said.
Granewell said he has had no
response from the provincial
government concerning the letter.
"We need one jurisdiction over the
student aid. The federal government should also administer the
grant program," Granewell said.
Donna Morgan, Canadian
Federation of Students representative, said the federal government
has talked about more cooperation.
"The Bennett and Mulroney
cooperative probably isn't the best
thing for students," she said.
**The savings from cutting the
grant program were minimal. It
would only cost $24 to $26 million
to put it back," Morgan said,
"That's a small fraction of the
budget ... it sucks."
Margaret Copping, Alma Mater
Society president added, "The B.C.
student aid program is structured so
that it benefits those who already
have considerable resources and so
that it does not help those in lower
Lfniversities minister Pat McGeer
plans to play tennis in style, according to a recent issue of Maclean's
McGeer found $80,000 in the
UBC budget to move four ''0-year-
old grass tennis courts from the
Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club and install them on the
south end of the campus, Maclean's
Universities ministry assistant
Jane Burns said the $80,000 figure
was incorrect but she did not reveal
the actual cost of the project.
The lawn tennis club decided to
remove the grass courts in July
because club manager Graham Lax-
ton complained "they were only
good for three months of the year"
and required an annual upkeep cost
of $15,000, Maclean's said.
The UBC athletic budget was cut
$80,000 this year, eliminating funding for 12 teams, including men's
tennis. Women's tennis funding
was cut two years ago.
The article said McGeer
negotiated the deal when UBC
president George Pedersen was in
West Germany. "The courts are going to be used on a pay-as-you-play
basis," Maclean's quoted Pedersen
as saying, "but if they break even
I'll buy every groundsman a beer."
UBC athletic director Bob Hindmarch said he was reluctant to comment on the new courts because
there are legal problems regarding
an article on it. "There's a libel suit
surrounding this thing so you better
be careful what you say," Hindmarch said, adding that he could
not release cost figures either.
Hindmarch said lawyer Peter
Butler may have more information
but hung up before saying where
Butler could be reached.
Board of governors member
Leslie Peterson said he knew
nothing of the issue. The board
must approve all UBC expenditures. "What tennis courts? 1 may
not be the one you want to talk to,"
he said.
Head concerned for arts
The UBC administration has not
made plans to follow SFU's lead in
curiculum cutbacks, although contingency plans have been drawn up
for different 1985-86 provincial
funding levels.
Last week, SFU's president
released a report calling for large
cutbacks in the liberal arts while increasing funding to the applied
Religious studies department
head Daniel Overmyer, said "there
should be no more need to defend
the arts from cutbacks than physics
or engineering. In both cases, there
is data to be studied objectively and
if we don't pursue all aspects of
study then we are at the mercy of
what we don't know.
"The impact that the social
sciences have on our lives is often
underestimated," he said. "Take
for example the current religious
strife in Lebanon. Not only has it
affected the lives of the people in
embassies, but of the West's
outlook on this entire arena."
Fine arts head James Caswell,
said he was hopeful the SFU route
would not be taken here. "To come
down on one department is to come
down on many others. For instance,
if the Asian Studies department
were to suffer cutbacks, then we
here in fine arts would suffer as
He added, "The performing art
sector of the department is well
established here and indeed, it is
one of only two like it in Canada,"
Caswell said. "We have a responsibility, therefore to ensure that the
standards are maintained."
In response to the "market place
taking precedence over the
humanities" approach taken at
SFU, Caswell said the art history
has a good record of placing
graduates. "MA graduates have excellent employment records, both
with the Art Bank Federation of
Canada and with museums and
galleries across the country. I don't
think there's a province in Canada
where we haven't placed a
On the cost per student issue,
Caswell said that the student, not
the administration, is responsible
for material costs as well as paying a
general labratory fee. Page 4
Friday, September 28, 1984
Towing takes off
If your car has been towed from
B-lot recently, you only have
yourself to blame, UBC's director
of traffic and security said Thursday.
Al Hutchinson said more than
200 traffic tickets issued last week,
were an "unusually heavy"
Hutchinson said the recently-ended
transit shutdown contributed to the
"The dust hasn't quite settled
yet; it appears that with the length
of the bus strike, more people are
using cars this year."
Hutchinson claimed increased
ticketing is not due to lack of space,
but due to over-parking in the lots
closest to campus. "The lots do not
fill completely," he said, adding
tickets are only given when cars are
not registered or are parked illegal-
When the lot does fill up com
pletely, traffic and security officers
act with compassion, Hutchinson
said. He said during the transit
shutdown when the lot "was completely full for two days" no tickets
were handed out, and no vehicles
were towed.
And Hutchinson said of 16 people whose vehicles were impounded
last Wednesday, "all but two will
be issued refunds within the next
two weeks." He said the reason for
the refunds was overcrowded conditions caused partly by the difficulties finding B-lot spaces.
Hutchinson said he expects the
current crisis to end soon as the
number of vehicles on campus
returns to normal levels.
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Students seek
tuition help for
refugee students
UBC students are trying to
organize an annual fee levy to fund
refugee students at UBC.
The UBC World University Service of Canada Club is proposing 50
cents be tacked on to the current
Alma Mater Society fees to finance
the scheme.
John Conway, a UBC history
professor and WUSC faculty sponsor, said 500 petition signatures
have been collected to organize a
fee levy referendum. The Alma
Mater Society holds referendums if
500 students sign a petition asking
for one. "There's been an overwhelming response," Conway said.
The levy would raise about
$12,500 to pay tuition and living expenses for two refugee students, he
said, adding the levy could finance
these students' entire degree. "Our
aims is to support two students
every year from different refugee
situations," Conway said.
WUSC received one dollar per
each AMS fee from 1947-65 to
finance student exchanges between
Germany, Japan and UBC in an effort to promote world peace, he
"Now there is clear need for us to
assist the position of the 12 million
refugees in the world and to offer
the possibility of having refugee
students here," said Conway.
Qualified students could likely
come from Africa, South East Asia
and Latin America, Conway said.
The United Nations High Commission of Refugees supplies dossiers
of suitable candidates, he added.
Conway said the cost for supporting refugee students is minimal.
"The burden is shared very lightly
by all students."
WUSC recently sponsored a
Ugandan and an Ethiopian refugee
student with funds collected on an
ad hoc basis, Conway said, adding
that other Canadian universities
already have refugee scholarship
programs in place.
"It's being done across the country. Thirty-three such scholarships
exist in different universities."
Conway said the university administration and faculty association
are endorsing the plan.
AMS president Margaret Copping said she supports the fee levy in
principle. "But I really don't know
enough to comment. It really
depends on how it's handled."
The referendum will possibly
coincide with the November
referendum on joining the Canadian Federation of Students, she
UBC Professor
studies UBC
The provincial government has
created a post-secondary education
system to which only the elite need
apply, a UBC sociology professor's
report says.
In Neil Guppy's report, Education Under Seige: Financing and
Accessibility in B.C., he said that
only in the Atlantic Region is there
a lower proportion of people between 18 and 24 attending post-
secondary institutions.
The report which the Pacific
Alternative Policies group will likely soon publish said, "Demand has
outstripped the financial resources
neccessary to provide adequate
education; and one university,
UBC, has been forced to take
measures to limit enrolments."
Guppy said decreasing provincial
funding had caused this state of affairs. Guppy said in Canada by
percentage of income B.C. taxpayers pay the least towards university operating grants.
In fact funding has been decreasing while demand increases, Guppy
A number of causes including a
"frontier mentality" and a large
immigration of young people into
B.C. have caused this situation
Guppy said.
Robert Walker, a Simon Fraser
University education professor who
also recently completed a report on
post-secondary education, said the
high cost of university attendance
stopped youth from attending.
"The abolition of the grants
(program) has been devastating,"
Walker said.
Walker said the Social Credit are
also not paying their share of post-
secondary funding according to the
provincial-federal agreements.
Although the federal and provincial
governments informally agreed to a
60/40 cost split, Walker said B.C. is
now actually funding only 17 per
cent of university's cost.
Walker's report said in conclusion the government is reducing
funding at a time when jobs requiring a university education are still
more available than other jobs,
which did not make sense.
University ministry assistant Jane
Burnes said the province had a right
to spend federal transfer payments
as it saw fit and that there are no requirements attached to those
Burnes said she could not comment on the remainder of Walker's
report because she did not have
government statistics with her.
Supplies sent to Nicaragua
Vancouver people are sending aid to besieged Nicaragua.
Organizer Lela Moyer-Zimmer said Thursday the "Tools for
Peace" program organized by the Coalition for Aid to Nicaragua is
getting strong local support.
She said people are donating medical supplies, educational
materials, agricultural equipment and many other goods that should
help Nicaragua rebuild after its civil war.
The group hopes to gather more than the $1 million worth of
goods they received last year, she said.
She added 70 volunteers are assisting the program and "more
are coming in all the time." Moyer-Zimmer said she joined the program because "I believe strongly in what Nicaragua is trying to do in
their revolution."
The deadline for donations is Nov. 26, she said, and interested persons should contact the*Coalition for Aid to Nicaragua.
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Survey says UBC ignorant on CFS
Results of a Canadian Federation
of Students survey show UBC
students are uninformed about CFS
even though a membership referendum will be held at UBC in less than
two months.
Tami Roberts, CFS Pacific
region chair said she was "surprised
that not more people knew (about
CFS)" because information is circulated often. UBC's student
societies should take more responsibility informing students since
CFS "doesn't have the human
resources to get to students," she
The registration week survey of
169 UBC students found 55 per cent
did not know what CFS was. Of the
36 per cent of respondents who
knew that CFS is a national student
organization, 60 per cent said they
would vote for UBC to gain
membership in the November
Roberts said the survey implies
UBC students favour CFS. But the
survey is "not representative" of
the student body, she said.
The survey gave a UBC "yes"
committee of interested students a
starting point by showing the need
for information on CFS, Roberts
said. Committee strategies are incomplete, she added.
CFS membership fees are $7.50
per student. Roberts said that
students can recover their money by
the use of the retail discounts and
the Travelcuts service that come
with CFS membership.
"There is no question in my mind
that students at UBC would vote
yes (on the referendum). The
challenge is to get students out for
quorum," Roberts said. 10 per cent
of UBC's student population must
vote on the deciding side, for
quorum to be reached. That feat
was last achieved in the 1982 student fee hike vote.
Nancy Bradshaw, Alma Mater
Society external affairs coordinator, said she is organizing both
a yes and a no committee to begin in
October. Bradshaw said she hopes
informed students will make their
own choice on CFS.
Bradshaw said AMS council
members have attended CFS conferences and have made reports to
council. But she said positions on
CFS still vary widely on council.
The Graduate Students Society
will also vote on CFS membership.
Public service ads mislead students
Environment Canada has a
poster on campus advertising jobs
that do not exist.
The poster said Environment
Canada "offers a variety of
challenging careers for young people," and then lists two dozen scientific, technical and laboratory positions and application procedures.
Public Service Commission
representative Michelle Gangon-
Thomas said some of the positions
listed do not even exist. She said,
"This poster wasn't sanctioned by
the PSC. It was printed by Environment Canada."
"The system isn't perfect and
sometimes these things get past us."
Gangon-Thomas said she
understood why some students are
Environment Canada staffing officer Michelle Viallencourt said
none of the job titles on the poster
were even open for public application ,
The standard procedure in filling
jobs is to allow competition between Environment Canada personnel for positions before they are
opened to the public, viallencourt
added no technical or professional
positions are now open.
A UBC student who wished to remain anonymous because she still
seeks work with Environment
Canada said Environment Canada
regularly did this and she was tired
of seeing it.
"It looks great for the federal
government," she said. "They have
all these ads up implying they're
doing their bit for the employment
situation when in reality a lot of
these jobs haven't existed for
sometime and the outlook for the
future looks dismal."
The poster are found in UBC and
SFU employment centres and in
off-campus Canada employment
offices. Page 6
Friday, September 28, 1984
CBC reporter harassed
MONTREAL (CUP) — Concordia University athletics director Ed
enos has denied his son attacked the
former sports editor of the university newspaper, the Link, at the
university's athletics complex centre
Sept. 15.
In a statement released Sept. 21,
Enos said he was not present when
the "pushing and shoving incident"
began between his son, Ed Enos Jr.
and Ian Halperin.
"I was informed by witnesses
that Halperin shoved my son first,"
Enos said in the statement.
Halperin, who was covering the
opening game of the Concordia
football season for the CBC where
Women's Athletic director
Marilyn Pomfret did not say "UBC
has fewer women's sports teams
than men's teams so when each
department has their teams cut by
an equal number, fewer women's
teams remain proportionately," as
reported in the Sept. 25 Ubyssey.
This statement is true however.
It is also true that some teams
which had their athletic grants cut
remain as varsity teams because
they found off-campus sponsors
although this may not be clear in
the article.
he works as a reporter researcher,
entered the complex before the
game to phone his assignment
editor. Before he could use the
phone Enos Sr. approached him
and told him to leave the complex.
Halperin refused to leave, saying
he had a valid Concordia I.D.
which, according to university
regualtions, entitles him to use the
Enos walked away and returned
several minutes later with his son,
who was working security during
the game.
Enos was heard to say: "he's all
yours Ed." Enos Jr. charged at
Halperin, tackled him and then hit
him several times. After about 90
seconds,   Enos   Sr.   said,   "That's
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Own used bookstore irks participants
By ROBERT BEYNON the  AMS  ombudsperson   said
Students   selling   their   books Thursday,
through the Alma Mater Society us- Debbie Bellamy said the AMS
ed bookstore have been ripped off, was irresponsible because it did not
open the store during the agreed
upon hours. And there will be a
minimum two week delay before
students receive money from books
sold and unsold books are returned.
However, Bellamy said the delay
itself is not the problem. "If they'd
made every attempt to sell the
books I wouldn't mind, but they
didn't," she said.
The store was not open Monday
and Tuesday this week although
these were advertised as business
days. Bellamy added she thought
the store was not open on the
agreed hours last week either.
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business Bellamy said. This was
supposedly due to a decrease in
business Bellamy said. "This was
supposed to have been a service to
students but as usual the AMS is
more concerned about money than
Bellamy said that if students had
known that bookstore hours would
be cut, then them might have
sought other way of selling their
Three people officially complained to Bellamy as ombudsperson and
she was upset herself because she
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Glenna Chestnutt, AMS director
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Guelph endorses Marx
GUELPH (CUP) — Guelph
University's student union has
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Leninist) by.adopting the progam
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called the People's Front.
But the decision has already
angered at least one council
"I do not support this motion,"
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meeting Where the four-point program was presented. "I disagree
with throwing our support to
groups such as the People's Front."
The motion passed by council
adopts the following points:
• the struggle against the attacks on
the economic rights of the workers
and the broad masses of the people;
• the  struggle  against  imperialist
war preparations and the danger of
imperialist war; "
• the struggle against racism, racist
and fascist groups, and the fasciza-
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Ryan said he objects to the
groups' connection to the
CPC(M-L) and its overtly political
But student union president John
King said the organization is nonpartisan. "It may adopt Marxist-
Leninist language like 'imperialist'
and 'fascist' . . . Just because they
call each other 'comrade' doesn't
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Friday, September 28,1984
ozart riddle remains tangled on film
Was Mozart murdered? This is
the bait profered by Milos Forman
in his screen adaptation of Peter
Shagger's stage hit, Amadeus.
The question is a bit of a red herring — the film is more, a superb
beginner's guide, to Mozart than a
conventional thriller — nevertheless, it's.a great hook and one
that's clearly designed to grab that
jaded TV audience, the one that's
likely to turn off before the first
commercial if it doesn't receive sufficient jolts per minute.
Fortunately for the more faint of
heart the film delivers its first and
only real jolt just seconds into the
film. Cries of 'Mozart, I murdered
you' echo through the snowy streets
of Vienna, and two clown-like servants discover that the author of the
cries, Antonio Salieri, court composer to Joseph II of Austria and
arch-rival of Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart, has attempted a rather
bloody suicide.
Thereafter we are treated—via a
ofty play tranquilizes
A Man For All Seasons is the
story of an individual conscience
swimming against the tide of society's will, It is the story of Sir
Thomas More, a man who chose
moral conviction over life in a
period of English history when
morality was only a gesture.
"Better a live rat than a dead
lion," says Common Man in a time
when religion is so dead that "the
sermon on the mount would put
, half of London to sleep."
The problem with A Man For All
Seasons is that it puts those who
have witnessed the magic moments
when theatre really comes alive to
sleep. But how can one criticize
such a lofty and noble piece,
especially when the Playhouse production is technically above
A Man for All Seasons
directed by Walter Learning
Vancouver Playhouse
The play itself is at fault: it
preaches more often than it entertains.
Studying the example of Bertolt
Brecht, playwright Robert Bolt
distances us from the play with his
use of Common Man, a character
who pops in and out of the
dramatic action, making us ever-
aware that we are watching a play.
We are never allowed to suspend
our disbelief long enough to
become emotionally inyolved.
Brecht' believed this emotional
detachment was necessary for the
audience to be able to comprehend
drama on an intellectual level.
When in the play Alice More
reproaches her husband for behaving like a printed book, she could
easily be describing the play itself.
There are, however, some fine
performances in the Playhouse production. William Hutt assumes the
lead role with the ease of an old pro
and Simon Webb, familiar to UBC
audiences for his portrayal of Se-
myon in The Suicide, again delights
us with his vivacity in the Common
Man role.
Peter Haworth is a powerful
Cromwell and Christopher Gaze is
perfect as Richard Rich who perjures himself, selling his soul for an
appointment in Wales.
David Fischer's set faithfully
adheres to Bolt's specifications and
Phillip Clarkson's costumes delight
the eye.
What boggles the mind-is that
with all this talent a boring play is
produced. John Russell Taylor once
called Bolt a commercial dramatist
who caters to conservative
playgoers, offering substantial acting parts for substantial actors and
well-made, reliable, but rarely exciting entertainment for intelligent
The Playhouse should be commended in recognizing the play type
its audience is willing to pay for. It
is simply unfortunate Vancouver's
best talent can be wasted on commercial drama and that theatre too
must be tyrannized by the almighty
A Man For All Seasons . . . going to death
series of extended flashbacks — to a
quick and ebullient tour of the last
decade of Mozart's short life.
Our guide is an aged and
confessionally-minded Salieri. Once
the greatest composer in the land
Salieri is reduced by the advent of
Mozart to the ranks of the second-
rate. His sole ambition in life had
been to give voice to the music of
God; his reward is to see it uttered
by the child-like, endearing, but
somewhat buffoonish Mozart.
Salieri is the perfect guide. Bitter
but astute he offers us a contemporary's view of Mozart. A musician , himself he is aware — when
fashionable Vienna is not — of the
genius of Mozart. A veteran court
politician he notes and uses the
naive Mozart's social gaffes. A
treacherous friend of the Mozartian
menage, he is placed to observe the
psychological dynamics of the family.
Thus we accept his eccentric but
telling observations with nary a
demur. The ghost in Don Giovanni
as an expression of Mozart's
domineering and guilt-inducing
father? Why not? The Queen of the
Night's famous aria in The Magic
Flute as inspired by a mother-in-
law's .shrill squawks? Fine.
Salieri, however, is not up to the
task of explaining Mozart's genius.
He gapes in awe as Mozart
transforms his pedestrian march of
welcome into a musical delight, and
frowns with incomprehension as a
mortally ill Mozart dictates the final
bars of his Requiem Mass.
Nor are Forman and Shaffer
about to unravel the riddle. Rather,
they seem content to embroider the
central paradox of the film: that a
rather silly, often vulgar, curiously
outh hogs stage
■ Jimmy Porter is a ferocious
young man who hangs from the
ceiling, pounds on the floor, and
verbally tears apart anyone who
enters his mad-house cage.	
Look Back in Anger
by John Osborne
Directed by Stanley Weese
Frederic Wood Theatre
.ends Friday
This is almost a one man play
with Jimmy erupting in continuous
and unpredictable attacks on the
establishment, religion, politics,
and even the weather. However, his
favorite target is the mediocrity of
the people around him — the closer
the personal relationship, the more
vicious the onslaughts.
Having reached his middle twenties, Jimmy refuses to succumb to
the boredom of conventionality
which supposedly comes with age.
He wants to hold onto the wild
spirit of younger days. His anguish
targets primarily his wife Alison
(Pamela Dangelmaier), a woman
completely drained of life who
helplessly allows Jimmy to pulverize
her with incredibly cruel insults.
The buffer zone between the two
is Jimmy's friend Cliff (Mark
Hopkins) who lives with them and
has a kinky affection for Alison
which Jimmy seems to endorse. The
plot becomes bizarre when Hellena
(Carolyn .Soper), an old friend of
Alison's and an arch enemy of Jimmy arrives.
Jimmy maintains the same level
of-viciousness with Hellena as with
his wife and it becomes very tempting to despise Jimmy or to stuff a
sock in his machine gun
mouthpiece. Yet, his anger and
frustration are not unfounded and
the intense truth, as well as
outrageous humor in his rambling
monologues make him likeable and
worthy of sympathy.
The set is ingeniously complimentary to Jimmy's plight. Walls and
ceiling are stripped down to the
studs and slats giving a boxed in,
cage-like atmosphere to this odd-
shaped, stuffy attic room.
Bruce Dow manages his massive
role remarkably well and maximizes
. the sarcastic humor of the play with
excellent timing and delivery. His
intense energy and ability to take
control of a scene is wonderful to
Mark Hopkins has a soothing
presence on stage and is marvelous-
ly resilient to Jimmy's psychological
blows. Unfortunately, Pamela
Dangelmaier has little opportunity
to shine. Her character, deliberately
dull, is completely overshadowed
and upstaged by Jimmy. Carolyn
Soper, the fiery antagonist, lacks
fire; Errol Durbach makes a brief
and lukewarm appearance.
Despite its anticlimactic ending,
"Look Back In Anger" is as intriguing and relevant today as it was
when first appearing twenty eight
years ago.
child-like man named Mozart
created music of lasting beauty and
grandeur. Again and again the film
emphasizes the transcendental
nature of the artistic process. As
directed by Milos Forman
screenplay by Peter Shaffer
at the Odeon
domestic quarrels swirl around him
Mozart composes the Magic Flute.
Dying, feverish, and abandoned by
wife and child, he yet manages to
dictate the Requiem Mass.
Amadeus itself transcends both
its basic material and its artistic
origins. Mozart may have died
young (age 35), lived in poverty,
and received insufficient recognition in his own life-time, but all this
seems somewhat beside the point in
the film. Mozart appears to be having a good time and he is clearly
composing great music.
So too the film of his life
transcends its artistic roots. Though
in some respects a standard
Hollywood bio-pic about the life
and rough times of a great artist,
Amadeus comes without the
melodrama and false sentimentality
of most of its kind. The standard
death-bed scene, for example, is used not to jerk tears from an unwilling audience but to instruct it in the
finer points of composition.
One suspects the original play
was considerably darker in tone.
The injection of massive amounts
of Mozartian music into the structure of the play appears to have
altered its design. Initially a meditation ; on genius and mediocrity
Amadeus, in Forman's hands, turns
into a light-hearted romp through
the later operas. Excerpts from
these are wittily and effectively staged with choreography by the impish
Twyla Tharp.
The result is something of an ode
to joy, and in this respect at least it
has much in common with parts of
Forman's previous musical outing,
Hair. The swirling party cenes in
Amadeus remind one of the title sequence in Hair: bewigged
aristocrats gossiping to the sounds
of Mozart and hippies gambolling
in Central Park extolling the virtues
of hair have much in common. The
spirit of the two scenes — one of infectious joy — is identical.
If the film has faults they are few
and far between. Forman and Shaffer play fast and loose with the facts
but since when are movies truthful?
In any case Amadeus provides a
greater service than strict adherence
to the truth by introducing
Mozart's music to a larger public.
Now at least we might hear
something other than the "theme
from Elvira Madigan."
The greater annoyance is the
film's stagey use of an on-screen
narrator. Salieri's is a useful point
of view but the appearance of his
talking head on the screen usually
signals nothing more than an unnecessary lull in the action.
As for the "murder", it is left up
to the audience to establish the
validity of the hype. Traditionally
Mozart's death has been ascribed to
rheumatic inflamatory fever or
uraemia or typhus. The magisterial
Grove's Dictionnary of Music
dismisses the murder theory with
the comment that there is "no
evidence to, support the improbable
notion that he (Mozart) was poisoned, by Salieri or anyone else."
Perhaps it's all best left a
mystery, like the origin of Mozart's
genius itself. He, in any case, has
the last laugh; his hyena-like giggle
fills the theatre as the last images
fade, and somehow that seems as
apt a comment as any — on life, on
death, and on art.
rt screams street life
Oh no, not more media hype on
that scruffy Art Bergmann and his
current group Poisoned. Well, if
you happened to have caught one
of their two shows at the Cultch last
weekend you probably realize it's
not just hype. Poisoned is the real
thing injecting its soul through
many a rock and roll heart.
Led by Bergmann, a true survivor,
of Vancouver's early punk scene,
Poisoned delivers raw and raging
emotion shaded with animal
magnetism without selling out to
anyone. Like a good wine, Art improves with age.
Maybe it is the impact of his
latest release "Poisoned", a
lO^song chrome cassette or maybe it
is the media coverage, but this band
is gaining an ever-increasing following. Although the Cultch was not
quite full to capacity Friday evening, Bergmann commented, "Glad
to see some new faces here
The audience was generally more
Poisoned at the
Vancouver East
Cultural Centre
mature and laid back compared to
the usual assortment of punks,
hardcores and nouveau wavys who
commonly frequent his gigs. Was it
inhibition? Or was it out of respect,
or just in awe? The majority of the
crowd remained seated during the
band's first two songs except for a
couple of over-charged kids ready
to show off their dancing skills.
When Art, . who irregularly
mumbled a few words between"
songs, introduced the third number,
he queried, "Are you people too
old to get up?"...then eying his pre:
teen devotees he added, "No,
you're not too old!" Then as the six
piece band broke into "Emotion"
the void in front of the stage filled
with bopping bodies.
With two guitars battling it out
up front, Poisoned's sound is accentuated with an innovative fluid
keyboard creeping up around the
back. Bergmann handles all the lead
vocals, displaying how flexibly his
gruff voice can project. To soften
the edges, a female chanteuse adds
sweet harmonies.  -
Bergmann's lyrics scream of
street life straight from the source.
And proving his songwriting
talents, he has built up a vast library
BERGMAN . . . injects soul
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of great tunes over the years.
Remember "Hawaii" back in 1979
when he was a part of the Young
Canadians? It didn't matter if you
liked or disliked the islands, you
loved the song (although it didn't
receive any airplay due to censorship, it was a popular underground
But Bergmann doesn't, use
Poisoned as a vehicle for delivering
old familiar songs. He steers clear
of that route. Poisoned is more aft
outlet for its leader's' driving
. To justify his fresh, rather jaded
approach, Bergmann also injected a
couple of new songs including "Yes
I Guess" — one of the craftiest
numbers performed all evening.
Despite the intensity, Art continued
with "Yellow Pages", promising to
"lighten up a bit with this one".
Even when he did try to slow down
the tempo the band broke into
theme song "Poisoned", Art's
rough ripping vocal showed no
signs of restraint. Nobody felt like
cooling out, so the hot fever persisted right to the end of the evening.
Upon acknowledging a polite
gracious encore, Bergmann replied,
"Oh...how show-biz of you".
If anybody should be called a
professional in show business, the
credit goes to Art Bergmann and
Poisoned. Their poison is not only
deadly and contagious, but at the
same time it is one of the best
medicines locally available. Not a
bad achievement for just an average
erron gains popularity
FERRON . . . jokes like comedian
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Ferron has come of age.
Her Wednesday night performance at the Cultch revealed a
polished songwriter at ease with her
audience. Ferron jokes to the packed theatre of 200 like a stand up
comedian. She introduced each
song with an anecdote or special
memory, throughout the long
People came for Ferron's music,
Ferron and We Three
at the Vancouver East
Cultural Centre
until Saturday
for the sensitive and intensely personal lyrics set to folk rock. And
her voice is incredible, raw and
tough but soothing. She combines
delicate songs accompanied only by
her guitar with rousing numbers
backed by her impressive five-
member band.
So   she   sang   about   a  lonely
waitress.   About   travelling   away
from her love — "I call you late
and my words intrude and I falter."
Ferron has a talent of focusing on
everyday joys and miseries that
have the most meaning. This is why
as a lesbian feminist musician she is
gaining popularity from wide ranging audiences while still keeping her
traditional support. Her music appeals both to the personal and the
One memorable song,' "Ain't
Life a Brook," is for romantics and
realists, Ferron says in her introduction, and you realize as she sings
that she personally lived its pain. "I
• watch you reading a book/I get to
thinking our love's a polished stone
when you give me a long drawn
look/I know pretty soon/you're going to leave our home" she begins.
As the relationship crumbles, they
"go out to dinner one more
time/have ourselves a bottle of wine
and a couple of laughs."
"Shadows on a Dime," the tide
track from Ferron's new album
received a four star rating in Rolling
Stone. The melancholy tone suggests passing time is lost time, and
that life was not much fun anyway.
Novi Novog's violin was notable
here, and the band was strong
throughout the concert-
Other well-performed songs were
White-winged Mercy, her now
famous Testimony from the album
. of the same name, and a passionate
protest song which fired the audience. This piece, "It Won't Take
Long," builds slowly, emphasizing
the goal of freedom for all. It is visionary but also angry and obviously political: "Every city in our
planet/hear the soung of angry
A Seattle-based acapella group
We Three opened for Ferron. Only
two works, Bells and Willows were
truly impressive. These had complicated, harmonies and strong
smooth - vocals. "Birds of a
Feather" was amusing because the
group alternated between bitchy
gossiping and singing. But other
songs were more jarring and
raucous than musical.
We'll be hearing more of both
Ferron and We Three. Catch these
women on their way up. Page 10
Friday, September 28, 1984
'Charismatic Pope raises pertinent topics
The charismatic head of the
Catholic church has been raising
many issues on his visit to Canada.
Because of his firm public stands on
many controversies clerical marriage, admission of women to the
priesthood, contraception, divorce,
abortion, and homosexuality have
all been ruled against by the Pope.
Catholics the world over have
been hoping for a progressive series
of changes in the church's attitude
towards these modern problems;
however, the new Pope has vied for
traditional discipline and morality,
opposing a relaxed and accepting
attitude. His conservative -views
have caused many Catholics to
abandon the church's teaching,
thinking the outdated doctrines are
not relevant to their lives.
John Paul II's admirers have
praised his stand, declaring his
defence of the faith and holding to
tradition through what might be a
short fad - short in terms of centuries - is commendable and shows
true foresight. Some Catholic
priests prefer the opposite view,
that of true hindsight.
A portion of the Catholics who
have expressed their views on the
subject prefer a celibate priest,
maintaining  that  he  is  closer to
spiritual and mental purity and can
channel his energies wholly into
clerical pursuits, as opposed to
fleshly. Most vote for clerical marriage and no vow of chastity with
the hope that more men would be
attracted to service without these.
restrictions; and the priest would be
happier in his work, free to be of
the flesh and the spirit.
Admission of women. to the
priesthood has been introduced on
the. tail end of the womens' movement. Catholic women interviewed
have shown marked differences in
opinion; some wanting to be included in the select priesthood as fellow
priests, many happy with the
Catholic order the way it is.
Contraception and abortion.are
two very controversial topics of the
day. The Catholic churclr has
always held a very strong viewpoint
against these issues which has
resulted in much disseveration
among its followers. This restriction
has caused young Catholics to drift
away from' the church, its more
liberal teachings being ignored in
the process.
Divorce is the easy way out of a
failing relationship. As little as
twenty years ago, couples were still
working at marriages, rather than
working against them. The Pontiff
has expounded on this subject in
public and not favorably.
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think clearly and realistically about
marriage and their prospective partners before making a lifetime committment. The attitude of today is if
marriage doesn't work, divorce can
be the rectifier. This position has
left many emotionally scarred
children and adults in its wake, and
a cold cynicism pervading the upcoming generations. This doctrine
of anti-divorce should be strongly
considered by Catholics and non-
Catholics alike:
Homosexuality is perhaps the
most disputed subject of Our time.
Similar to the women's movement
in its radical demand for change
and acceptance, the rapidly growing
gay  and   lesbian   population   has
thrown many broadminded and intelligent people into an emotional
whirlwind of right and wrong.
John Paul II has taken a negative
stand towards homosexuality in the
past, and has not rectified his position since. This highly visible subject can only be accepted, as its
roots are from early 'humanity,
before Christ, and the movement is
here to stay.
The next generation of children
will grow up more openminded
towards gay and lesbian people as
their existence will be common
place, not startling new,and bold as
it is to many of our generation.
As a non-Catholic, I started
following the Papal tour with mild
but pessimistic interest. The sight of
many expectant people failed to
move me, and I was baffled when
the Pope raised keen excitement
from young and old alike.
After reluctantly watching his
televised visits, I became impressed
with his effortless dignity and quiet
strength. I don't concur with all his
doctrines, but find, his authority
soothing, even as a non-Catholic.
Judging from the vast crowds that
have massed to see and hear him
speak. Pope John Paul II has more
than one admirer:
Deahne Turnbull is an
unclassified student who finds any
authority soothing, even if she
disagrees with who it represents.
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to capacity crowds in Soviet Union
During the first leg of Dr. Billy Graham's speaking tour of the U.S.S.R,,
overflow crowds have been turning out for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
hear Dr! Graham in person.
In Leningrad, the hall where he spoke was jammed to capacity as 2,000
people packed every inch of space including the aisles. Two participants at that
event said they travelled 2,000 miles from Central Asia for this occasion.
In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, an extraordinary overflow of 3,000 people
stood in the streets outside the church where Dr. Graham was speaking. Police
dispersed about two-thirds of the bystanders.
Last week Dr. Graham also spoke in the major Siberian city of Novosibirsk
and from there moved on to Moscow where he completed his tour.
You have an opportunity to hear Dr. Billy Graham in person.
He will lecture on
in the U.B.C. War Memorial Gym
October 12 at 12:30 p.m.
a Friday, September 28, 1984
Page 11
Multiple images burst into life
What does water, clear colorless
and essential to all life, have to do
with rubber monkeys? And what do
women and fertility have to do with
rubber monkeys and water?
Pacific Motion Dance Company
didn't quite give its audience any
Pacific Motion Dance Company
performs: Women, Rubber,
Monkeys & Fertility
At the Firehall Theatre
hard edged, mechanical formula to
fjgure it out, but they did give us a
truly interesting, contemplative,
and fun evening. They also provided future art historians, social
critics, and Freudian revivalists who
will research late 20th century Vancouver dance with lots of material.
The performance is a mix of
polished, intriguing pieces with articulated ideas and less polished,
less focused, somewhat awkward
In one sense it is interesting to
watch somewhat undeveloped
works by talented people, but more
often preferable to leave such
observations to in-company editors.
Specifically, the company editors
and dancers/choreographers
themselves, should pay more attention to their tendency to
"editorialize". The self-conscious
dancing that results from dancers
who critique and restrict themselves
on stage is a technical distration in
very moving work. One need not
apologize for a strong performance.
Unless, of course, the apology is in
tended. If PMD's editorial style is
their contribution to dance posterity, more power to them. Who
knows what profound insights
might be found in a comparison of
No need to
for dance
16th century and 20 century self-
conscious dance!
The most arresting pieces of the
evening was undoubtedly Light is
Time Made Visible, choreographed
and danced by Connie Schrader.
While she ran, leapt, and posed on
a pitch black stage to the music of
Robert Fripp's 1984, a strobe light
flashed intermittently, freezing image after of her. The result was incredible; changing multiple
afterimages, uniquely viewed by
each person in the audience. Several
images of Schrader were on stage at
once, some bursting into existence,
others fading out etherally.
Gone Aqua by Janice Leblond
and Tara Twigg was a beautifully
quiet and captivating dance. It was
performed with unusual delicacy
and intent by Jan Maclean and
Leblond. After a serious back injury, LeBlond began working with
movement in water. She and Twigg
filmed an underwater film
December 1983 in Mexico and from
this evolved the choreography for
Gone Aqua.
Another dance, Shikiri,
choreographed by Twigg, merits
special   mention   because   of   its
focused intensity. An unfalteringly
sleek performance by Odett Slater,
the solo dancer, enhanced Twigg's
The evening climaxed with the
final performance, Duuurga.
Choreographed by LeBlond, it contains wonderful interplay between
the performers and the soundscape.
The pre-recorded Inuit Throat
Chanters backed by the Australian
musical instrument, Didjerido, provided a magical element to the
The implications of such an inspirational dance work are far
reaching. 20th century artists
generally profess an obsession with
concepts of relationships and
change, rather than with the objects
themselves. The major contemporary idea of what art is centres on
change. Pacific Motion Dance
Company has fulfilled the prerequisite of what their contemporaries idea of art is.
When audience members are saying "Wow, this is the best fun I've
had in a long time," and "This is
exciting," there must be something
inherently good about the perfor-
Indian filmfest breaks the mold, reveals culture
Cinema buffs, take note. There's
a unique opportunity to see alternative Indian cinema at Pacific
Cinemateque. These compelling
films are the work of a rich and
vastly different culture. Such a
complete break from the ordinary is
rare in Vancouver and definitely
not to be missed.
Indian Film Festival
At Pacific Cinematheque
Possessed, a historical romance
set during the 1857 Sepoy mutiny,
scores lowest of the four films
screened   last   week.   Beyond   the
unclear artistic intention and the
disappointing acting, the script is
trivial and the battle scenes pitiful.
And costumes alone don't carry the
The Circus Tent, a quiet film
about the impact of a small circus
on a village, is daring in concept.
But while its images are often striking and well composed, the film
suffers from an extreme lack of
editing. Its two hour length could
easily have been one.
One scene begins with the agonizing approach of a car when simply
showing someone getting out of it
would have sufficed. Circus Tent
shows at least 15 redundent reac
tions for every action. Many
obscure scenes don't seem to belong
at all. And yet, buried within this
excruciatingly slow mess is a really
wonderful film.
And Quiet Rolls The Dawn fares
better. It concerns the crisis in a
respectable, lower middle class
family when the breadwinning
daughter doesn't return home from
her office job one night. Afte searching police stations, hospitals and
a morgue, the family anxiously
fears she has deserted them.
As they confront the reality of
their dependence on this daughter,
the mother lashes out bitterly at the
father, whose minor contribution is
only his small pension. At the
climax of these searing emotions the
daughter returns, not to welcoming
arms but to tense reproach. She
forced them to face her actual independence and caused scandals
over her late return.
The Boon is also very good. This
moral folk tale concerns a young
brahmin who lives with his wife in
the house of his scornful older
brother. Rather than committing
himself to any useful occupation,
he rages in frustration over his
humiliating position in life. He is
visited by gods, who give him both
a magical power and the duty of
cleansing the village of sin.
Worshipped by the people
because of close association with
the gods, he then fails to fulfill his
moral duty and is tragically
destroyed. This test of individual
worth is as fundamental and
ultimately devastating as that given
to Job.
Shot in a lush, stunning location,
this ancient fable affirms the essential similarity of Indian values and
our own.
Pacific Cinemateque has brought
together a sampling from a series
shown in Montreal. The cream
from the world's most prolific national film industry (700 releases a
year), these films are a rewarding
challenge, offering glimpses into
another world while exploring important themes.
And quiet rolls
the dawn > Page 12
HE    U BY S S E Y
Friday, September 28, 1984
The Canadian Federation of Students is hoping not only to get quorum,
but to win the UBC membership referendum in mid November. But they
have done little towards that goal.
They surveyed 169 students at registration and decided that UBC
students, the ones who know about CFS, would like to join. Only 36 per
cent knew what CFS is.
However they maintain that UBC students want to join and use the
survey as their proof.
At least the CFS have a position on the issue. The student council has
been sitting on a fence refusing to say where it stands on the referendum,
Nancy Bradshaw, AMS external affairs coordinator, has not only
established a yes committee but also a no committee. Perhaps next week
she will organise an anstentions committee.
The CFS is counting on Nancy Bradshaw's yes committee to
publicisethe referendum and to tell students what CFS is about.
Why isn't the CFS doing that themselves? Can't they be relied on to explain themselves properly?
As their survey showed UBC students don't know about CFS, what
guarantee is there that the students on the committee know.
Students need to know about CFS. CFS should be providing information and should be lobbying on campus. They should be pushing council to
take a stand rather than forming opposing committees that may cancel
each other out.
Council should be showing some leadership. Either they are for or
against CFS. To sit on a fence is a good way to get hemmorrhoids. They
should not be afraid to take a stance for fear of being controversial — their
silence is itself drawing notice.
The CFS will be wasting the $3,000 cost, financed by student money incidentally unles they make an effort to educate the students about CFS
and try to win. The AMS should make a decision. Nancy Bradshaw should
stop organising committees and should start representing students by
presenting what CFS is and offers in a fair manner. Students should vote in
the referendum but they must be informed about the CFS. They must be
shown an argument for an extra $7.50 in their fees.
Present CFS behaviour is not impressing students because there is no
substance to" impress with. Students will not vote yes in the referendum or
even vote at all if the CFS does not look like it is interested in talking to the
students and if it cannot find visible UBC support.
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Loan lobbyist lacks support from council
i would like to clarify the proposal in regards to an emergency
loan program guaranteed by the
Alma Mater Society which 1 moved
at the Sept. 26 council meeting on
behalf of the Graduate Student
Society. It would have simply required the AMS to guarantee such a
fund to the amount of $50,000.
The actual cost to the AMS
would be the cost of repaying those
loans on which the borrower
defaulted. The maximum figure
that was suggested was $7,500 per
year. Some of the advantages of
such a fund, in addition to providing immediate relief to those
students who have a demonstrated
need for it such as the students in
rehabilitation medicine, would be
to make it possible for the AMS to
approach other organizations and
to request that they also guarantee a
certain amount with a ceiling on
their actual costs.
It could also help constituency
groups by making a condition of a
low-interest loan that the borrower
contribute some time as a volunteer
in his/her particular department of
It    is    with    some    surprise,
therefore, that the Graduate Student Society's proposal was
defeated by such an overwhelming
majority. No effort was made to
study it in depth or even to consider
its potential benefits. The opposition seemed to focus on the following: Jonathan Mercer, representing
the Arts Undergraduate Society,
feared that it was a scheme to lend
money to constituency groups. The
proposal clearly specified that it was
designed only for members of the
AMS. An amendment clarifying
this would have been welcome.
James Hollis, AMS finance director, felt it was against the code and
bylaws. At its special meeting of
Sept. 5,1 requested the budget committee to comment on this. No
comment has been forthcoming.
Don Holubitsky, board of governors student representative, argued
tha such a fund would not serve as
many members as the existing AMS
bursary fund and other funds controlled by the administration.
As outlined above, the proposal
would be subject to the normal procedures of lending institutions. Its
administration would be in the
hands of the proposed credit union.
It would be used according to
criteria developed by student
Best of all, it would be just a
beginning. It should be noted that,
according to the AMS budget statement, its bursary fund now stands
at $2,500.
As to potential abuses, it should
be noted that the AMS lottery, now
being conducted, in lieu of AMS action on financial aid, has not been
approved by council nor have
guidelines for its use been
Finally, it must be mentioned
that all of the speakers referred to
voted against a review of the expenditures which have been made on
the AMS Whistler cabin during the
1983-84  fiscal  year.
In your Sept. 11 issue, you quote
Nancy Bradshaw, external affairs
coordinator of the AMS, to the effect that such expenditures were not
authorized by council. For the
1984-85 fiscal year, it is projected
that such expenditures will total
$53,240 including $12,000 for a hot
Frank Frigon
graduate studies
' This is your senate speaking.
Did you find registration to be a
long and drawn-out process? Did
you succeed in getting all you required and preferred courses and
lab sections this year? What's your
opinions on the arbitrary limit for
first year entry into UBC? These
questions and many others of an
academic nature are the concern of
your student senators.
In specific terms, senate can
make recommendations to the UBC
board of governors to establish or
discontinue any faculty, department, course, scholarship, bursary
or prize. Most of the work in senate
is done at the committee level where
student senators can contribute
directly in the decision-making process. Some of the more important
committees are those of academic
discipline, admissions, budget, curriculum, and student awards.
This year, student senate caucus
feels a greater need to inform you
of senate policies. Although the majority of these changes, such as program content and faculty admissions requirements concern only a
fraction of the student body, there
are other implementations such as
the course-drop-add deadline which
affect all students.
It is these university-wide regula
tions which will be the subject of
future letters since all faculty curriculum revisions and policy decisions should be passed down to you
from your respective faculty student senator.
If you have an interest or concern
about  any  issue  of an  academic
nature, get in touch with us at SUB
262 or phone us at 228-6101. You
will be hearing regularly from us
over the next eight months. This is
your university and your opinions
do count, so let us hear from you.
Donna Chow
senate student
Pesky parkers spoil it for everyone
As one of the fortunate students
who attained accommodation on
the Endowment Lands, let me clarify
any incorrect ideas you may have as
to my financial situation. I live in
the basement of a large, shall we say
bourgeois, house, which is probably
not as well furnished or as comfortable as your apartment on the
North Shore, although our rents
would be, I am sure, comparable.
The street on which I live has,
since school began, been converted
into a 'parking lot'. There is, as far
as I am concerned, nothing wrong
with this, as long as laws are obeyed
and courtesy is given to the tax
payers residing in this area.
A situation that I was recently
made aware of not only shows a
lack of respect, but also a contempt
for residents of the area.
A UBC student, who had illegally
parked his car, attempted to destroy
a hedge so as to make his walk to
school more direct. When told
politely that there are breaks in the
hedge to facilitate walking over to
campus, this student responded
with obscene and abusive language.
There have also been several
reported incidents of children being
knocked down in the area.
The actions of these few students
have proven that they are unable to
handle responsibility and therefore
all students will have to give up
their right to park on the Endowment Lands. As with anything in
life, it is the minority that ruins
things for the majority.
All you people who have been
using the streets on the Endowment Lands to park, with respect
and care; when you find your car
has been towed away next week,
blame the drivers who spoiled
things for you, not the residents
who are exercising their rights.
Cathie Etherington
arts 2
September 28. 1984
The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Fridays throughout the
academic year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of British
Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and are not
necessarily those of the university administration or the AMS.
Member Canadian University Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is
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Ubyssey is Right." Friday, September 28, 1984
Page 13
Joining EXAC will make your life meaningful
The External Affairs Committee
would be the most interesting committee for you to join. It is also
small enough that your participation would make a significant difference, and the only requirement is
your interest.
EXAC is an important committee
for two reasons; it represents your
student society regarding educational and student issues, and it is
open to all UBC students. The External Affairs Committee chooses
its own priorities.
Your participation will be rewarding because EXAC's work not only affects students, but Canadian
society as a whole. As education'
and progress go hand in hand, the
effect of a decreasing quality of
education in B.C. will be detrimental to our growth as a province. The
future of an accessible post secondary education is being seriously
You are affected in the form of
growing tuition fees, enrollment
restrictions limiting those who are
academically qualified, and overcrowded and underequipped
classrooms. If the underfunding to
UBC continues, the reputation of
UBC will diminish along with value
of your UBC degree.
Taxpayers must understand how
this underfunding affects them.
Their children may be unable to attend a post secondary institution
due to excessive academic or financial barriers.
This is a critical period for education in B.C. Active student interest
will make the difference between
progress and decline, and as the
largest institution in B.C., UBC
should lead the way. The External
Affairs Committee has the
resources to deal with these concerns, but they need more participation from students.
In the words of Serge Joyal,
Canada's former Secretary of State,
"The contribution that education
can make to national well-being in
the economic, social, and cultural
spheres will not be realized if access
to education is restricted. Canada
cannot afford intellectual depriva
So in the interest of higher education, Canadian society or your
younger sister, take an interest in
External Affairs . . . and we will see
a federal bill that will require provinces to provide post secondary institutions with adequate funds.
External Affairs keeps you informed on what is happening outside of UBC. You can add meaning
to your studies by applying some of
your knowledge to real life situations. For example, marketing
students can invent ways of
marketing education to the general
public, or gain journalistic skills by
writing press releases for external
External Affairs Committee
members have the option of attending Canadian Federation of
Students conferences sponsored by
the student society, where you can
meet other students from all across
Canada. It is an opportunity to do
something constructive, or un-
constructive if you are into going to
:he Pit after meetings.
In the past students have had a
positive influence on education:
For example:
Last spring, when special education at UBC was suspended entirely, students worked together to
preserve the program, as a result the
currently enrolled undergraduates
were permitted to complete their
In 1983, student lobbying
resulted in an increase in student aid
allowances from $56.50 to $100 per
This year, we can see an end to
the underfunding of UBC is
students speak out in a responsible,
organized manner.
This summer, to reduce student
unemployment your external affairs
coordinator Nancy Bradshaw, a
third year Commerce student, set
up Job Link, a student run employment office. Job Link found over
350 summer jobs for UBC students.
So(if you have any ideas on how
students can help themselves, external affairs has the resources.
In summary, the UBC external
affairs committee is a useful and
valuable activity for you. It
represents and works on behalf of
you. In order to represent you better, Nancy welcomes your participation. This fall, positions will
be opening for any interested student as external research assistant,
press secretary, CFS representative,
and EXAC secretary.
For more information about EXAC, call Nancy Bradshaw, external
affairs coordinator, at 228-2050, or
visit her office in Room 250 in SUB.
Give bags of blood for cause
To be perfectly honest, I must
state that this letter is aimed directly
at those of you who have never
given blood at a Red Cross Blood
Donor Clinic. Blood Donor Clinic?
Ugly words to many non-donors.
I can only imagine the "fear and
'Help end repression in China'
October 1 marks China's National Day. There will be celebrations endorsed by the state.
Political activists will engage in
open dissent.
But non-violent dissent has been
suppressed in China by convicting
such people of "counterrevolutionary offenses" carrying a
penalty of 10 to 15 years in prison.
What happens to these and other
individuals in the People's Republic
of China is of concern to Amnesty
Wide-ranging reforms are urged
by Amnesty International, the
worldwide human rights organization, to protect human rights in
China. In a major new report,
Amnesty called on the Chinese
Government to free all citizens imprisoned for their beliefs, to
guarantee fair trials for all political
prisoners, and to abolish the death
penalty. The report cites evidence
of mass executions, of political
prisoners held for years without
trial or convicted after summary
proceedings, and of ill-treatment of
prisoners. Such treatment of its
citizens violates internationally
agreed upon covenants, the United
Nations Declaration of Human
Rights most prominent among
Political prisoners are subject to
a range of violations of their rights.
Some are assigned to labour camps
for "re-education through labour".
Some are reported to have been
held in solitary confinement,
manacled day and night for days or
weeks, beaten or made to stand
without moving for 24 hours
without food. Some are victims of
mass executions that began with the
Dancers needed for company
For some odd reason most people
seem to think that you have to be a
near professional dancer to be part
of Dance Horizons, the UBC dance
company that used to be
Danceworks UBC last year.
Well, looking at last year's show
some people thought these were
professional dancers which only
goes to show that you can fool all of
the people some of the time. In fact,
half of those people had never
taken a dance class in their lives, let
alone been in a performance.
This year Dance Horizons has
hired five choreographers — people
like Jennifer Mascall and Renaid
Rabu who have won national
choreographic awards. Why, you
ask, would these kind of professionals want to work with you,
especially if you're not exactly —
uh, graceful. The reason is because
they are fascinated by the idea of
producing a good product with a
restricted set of tools to work with.
They believe it can be done and last
year's show at the Centennial
Theatre proves it can.
The choreographers don't expect
any previous dance training but
they do expect committment from
the dancers. After all, there is a
show to prepare for February 21.
Dance Horizons is a great opportunity to get a good look at the inside of theatre performance, and
work intensely with other students
towards a goal. It's also a lot of
The first rehearsal is Sunday
September 30 at 2:00 p.m. in SUB
Ballroom. The $45 fee is not due
until after the first rehearsal so
come on out and give it a try!
Lisa W'inbourae
arts 3
launching of a nation-wide anti-
crime campaign in August 1983.
Forty-four crimes are now
punishable by death in the People's
Republic of China.
These include the above mentioned "counter-revolutionary offenses", theft, embezzlement,
molesting women and pimping.
Some political trials are held behind
closed doors, with only selected audiences allowed to attend. Defenders can be brought to trial
without being given a copy of the
indictment first. Appeal pro-
ceedures have been cut short; cases
are reported in which the accused
were executed within six days of the
alleged offense. Executions are still
carried out in public using the traditional method: the kneeling victim
is shot in the back of the head. The
victim's body is left on display.
Amnesty's strength lies in its impartial, independent and accurate
information resulting in insistent,
continuous and informed appeals
by its members. At UBC Amnesty
International members translate
their concern for individuals into
practical action by writing letters
and by educating ourselves and interested others in the university
community about our concerns.
Dr. Rene Goldman of the department of Asian Studies will assist us
in our education process by sharing
a "Look at Political Repression in
China Today". The lecture and
discussion to follow will take place
on China's National Day, October
1, from 12:30 to 1:30 in Buchanan
B212. All are welcome to attend.
People interested in joining
Amnesty International at UBC as
an avenue for their concerns are invited to do so. We're found in SUB
D at noon most weekdays.
Rob Stephenson
graduate studies
Amnesty International at UBC
loathing" that arises at the mention
of a "Blood Donor Clinic". I can
visualize the images in some minds;
blood craving nurses, snake-like
tubes coiling around naked arms,
and the blood. Bags of blood
everywhere! Bad images!
1, of course, could serve you the
old story that the blood you give
could save a life, possibly your
own. Who believes that? I mean
that we'll never need it because
nothing will ever happen to us,
I'll say this, you who have never
donated should do so for the same
reasons as the rest of us.  Do it
because it does good and likewise
we feel good because we have done
good. Please find out for yourself,
but be forewarned. There really are
nurses who want you just for your
blood but you'll certainly have their
respect for caring enough to donate
a pint.
I, of course, want to be honest
and state that donating a pint of
blood isn't as enjoyable as hoisting
a pint with your friends at the bar,
but it's worth it. Please try donating
for yourself just to se what it is really like. If you like donating blood,
then great. Neil Carley
engineering 4
Will the real witness please stand up
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, we received a report of theft from a student's
vehicle in B-3 lot. About 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. that afternoon someone stole
the headlight brackets from his 1966 blue Chevy II. A witness to the theft
left an unsigned note on the victim's vehicle with the licence plate number
of the thief's car.
Without additional information from this witness, we will not be able to
recover the stolen property and identify the culprit. Would "a concerned
student" please contact me at 224-1322 as soon as possible about this matter. Too many students have been victims of thefts in the B Lots for us to
pass up a chance like this to catch some of the people responsible.
Constable Wayne Hanniman
UBC RCMP detachment
External Affairs has portfolios available for the
• Campus Scanner (of UBC & other campuses)
• Volunteer Link
• Education issues researcher
• Employment officer
NOTE: The committee is open to anyone
Visit SUB 250 or call 228-2050
Also: If you are eligible through the Awards Office for Work Study,
there is a research position available in External Affairs. Page 14
Friday, September 28, 1984
SUB Films (SUB Auditorium. 228-3369)
Terms of Endearment, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Sept. 27-30. Tender Mercies Oct. 4. Cinema
16 (SUB UBC 228-3639) Shame. 6:30 and
8:30 p.m., Oct. 1. Studio Cinema (919 Granville St., 681-38471 Rocky Horror Picture
Show, midnight, Sept. 28. Song Remains
the Same, midnight, Sept. 29. Rocky Horror Picture Show, midnight, Oct. 5.
Modern Times, noon, Sept. 30 and 2:00
p.m., Oct. 3.
Vancouver East Cinema (2290 Commercial
Drive, 253-54551 Queen Christina. 7:30 and
Gaslight, 9:30, Sept. 28. The Year of Living
Dangerously, 7:30, and The Wind and the
Lion, 9:35, Sept. 29. Wizard of Oz. 7:30, and
A Night at the Opera. 9:25, Sept. 30. Forbidden Planet 7:30, and The Time
Machine, 9:20, Oct. 1. Jailhouse Rock,
7:30 and Elvis on Tour, 9:20, Oct. 2. Pennies
From Heaven, 7:30 and Cannery Row,
9:30, Oct. 3. Goodbye Mr. Chips, 7:15 and
Pride and Prejudice. 9:20, Oct. 4. High
Society. 7:30 and Kiss Me Kate. 9:30, Oct.
Pacific Cinematique 11155 W. Georgia,
732-6110) Rome: Open City, 7:30 p.m., Oct.
3. Man of Aran and How the Myth Was
Made, 7:30, Oct 4. In the Deep Rhythm of
My Heart, 7:30, Oct. 5.
Vancouver Women in Focus Society (204-456
W. Broadway, 872-2250). Sifted Evidence,
Cows, Bridal Showers, and Doctor Knows
Best, Oct. 5.
Autochromes: Color photography comes of
age: a collection of some early color prints,
until Oct. 7, Presentation House, 333 Ches
terfield Ave., N. Van., 986 1351.
Margaret Randall: Photographs from Nicar-
agua: Insightful black and white photos, until
Oct. 7, Presentation House.
Vancouver/Seattle: Three dimensional art
in glass, ceramics, and fibreglass, until Sept.
30, Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88th Ave.,
Surrey, 596-1515.
Director's choice: Mixed media exhibit
selected by retiring Vancouver Art Director
Luke Romhout, until Oct. 28, Vancouver Art
Gallery, 750 Hornby St.. 682 5621.
Jiri Kolar — Poetry of Vision, Poetry of Si
lence: Collages by internationally known
Czech artist, until Oct. 21, Vancouver Art
Brancusi — The Sculptor as Photographer: 50 silver prints by this great figure in the
development of modern art, until Oct. 21,
Vancouver Art Gallery.
Bob Steele, So Far. . .: Retrospective of this
important Vancouver photographer and
Drawer, Sept. 19-Oct. 21, Burnaby Art
Gallery, 6344 Gilpin St., 291 9441.
The Clifford E. Lee Collection of Inuit Wall
Hangings, until Oct. 13, UBC Fine Arts
Gallery. 228-2759.
Three decades of ceramics made in the
David Lambert studio, Cartwright street
Gallery, Granville Isle.
Art Talk-Gail Scott: "Ideology, Feminism
and Language." Oct. 15 Contemporary Art
Gallery, 555 Hamilton St.Rock and Roll/Neil
Wedman: Original musical ambience
employed using taped tracks enhance the atmosphere to these peculiar artworks hanging
in the space. Opens Tues. Oct. 2, until Oct.
27. Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Hamilton
St., 687-1345.
Margaret Randall/Photographs from
Nicaragua: An exhibition of 62 black and
white photographs documentin life in
Nicaragua from 1979 to 1983. Shows personal
life amongst an atmosphere of political strife.
Showing until Nov. 4, Presentation House,
333C Chesterfield Ave., N. Van. 986-1351.
Bill Bissett/Fires in the Tempul: B.C.
Federation of Writers is sponsoring a poetry
reading to celebrate Bisset's Retrospective Exhibition, Oct. 31, 8:00 p.m., Vancouver Art
Gallery, fourth floor. $3.00 admission.
David Lambert/Vancouver's First Potter:
Exhibition of ceramics including mass produced mass produced pots as well as-one-of-a-
kind pieces and prints. Showing until Nov. 3,
Cartwright St. Gallery, 1411 Cartwright St.,
Granville Island.
Studio Pottery: Where Is It Going?: A
series of three lectures focussing on contemporary studio potteries around the world.
Vancouver studios, Oct. 9, Oriental studios,
Oct. 16, European Studios, Oct. 23. All at
Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Rm.
230. Fee $2 per lecture.
Vancouver Sketch Club: A popular juried
exhibition containing new works. Oct. 9-Oct.
20. Park Royal, South Mall. Vancouver Art
Gallery: Exhibition tours available to public
10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m Tues. to Fri. Admission $2, free on Tues.
Ferron and We Three: Blues, folk, classical
and swing blends with feminism, humour and
raw emotion, The Vancouver East Cultural
Centre, Sept. 25-29, Town Pump.
Expose 84 — A Musical Protest: a controversial and entertaining piece of theatre,
The Firehall Theatre, 280 E. Cordova St., October 4-27, Reservations: 689-0926.
Vancouver Jumping — Themba Tana &
Uhuru: South African music, "New" York
Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Sept. 29, 8:00
p.m., 683-9192.
Hot Jazz — Roy Reynolds & Carse Sneddon,
Sept. 28, Phoenix Jazzers, Sept, 29, 2120
Main St., 8:30 p.m., 873-4131.
Messenjah with Asiyah: Canada's Best
Reggae Group, SUB Ballroom, Oct. 5, 8:30
p.m., 280-4411.
A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt,
Henry VIM returns to lust again. Sept. 22 -
Oct. 20 8:00 p.m. Q.E. Playhouse, 873-3311.
"Un Ouvrage De Dames": insanity, cruelty,
mystery, poetry, lots of black humor — in
French — by La Troupe de La Seizieme, Sept.
26-30, 8:30 p.m., Firehall Theatre, 280 E. Cordova, 689-0926.
Look Back In Anger: Honest and
courageous protest against things as they are,
Sept. 19-29, 8 p.m., Frederic Wood Theatre,
UBC Campus, 228-3880.
Ain't Misbehavin': Fats Waller Classic,
until Oct. 31, 8:30, Arts Club Theatre,
Granville Island. 687-5315.
Season's Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn: On-
Good to October 31,1984
Present your student card for this special offer.
ly 103 days until Christmas previews: Sat.
Sept. 29 b Sun. Sept. 30-8 p.m., Oct. 2 -
28, Tues., Fri. & Sun. —8pm., Sat. 6:30
and 9:30 p.m.. Wed. 5 p.m., 324-5227. Overnight Exposure: talk show Fri. nites 11:30
p.m., Granville Island, 687-5315.
The Late Blumer: Comedy based on the interaction of the love generation with the
eighties, until Oct. 31, 8:30 Arts Club Theatre,
Seymour St., 687-1644.
Passion by Peter Nichols previews: Wed.
Oct. 3 and Thurs. Oct. 4. 8:30 p.m.
showtimes: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 p.m., Sat. 6:30
and 9:30 p.m. Special Wed. matinees 5:30
p.m. (2 for 1 at the door) Arts Club Theatre,
Granville Island, 687-1644.
Suspect: Theatre sports involving audience
participation in a who dunnit. Opens Sept. 29
Mon.-Sat. 8:30 p.m., 2for 1 on Sat. 5:30 p.m.
City Stage 842 Thurlow St., 688-1436.
Judith Marcuse: Premiere of a new ensemble, 10 dancers. Showing until Sept. 30, 8:30
p.m.. Arts Club Theatre, Granville Island.
A Premier Evening of Dance at the Gateway;
The Anna Wyman Dance Theatre performs
an inaugural evening of contemporary dance,
Oct. 5, 8 p.m. at the Gateway. Tickets
available at VTC outlets Goh Ballet Academy:
performance with guest choreographer Choo
San Goh in celebration of the Chinese National Day, Sept. 29, Q.E. Playhouse,
Call Candia Taverna
Traditional Greco-Roman Cuisine
4510 West 10th Avenue
Open Sunday through Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
For reservations and delivery: 228-9512 - 228-9513
Try Candia Taverna's carefully prepared Greek dishes, from such standards
as Mousaka, Souvlakias grilled carefully to your tastes, Greek Salads
smothered with Feta Cheeses, to specially prepared Kalamaria brought to
your table piping hot and delicious. Sample the large selection of Greek and
Italian appetizers: Kotosoupa, Tzanziki, Homus, Italian Salad rich with Moz-
zarella. Candia Style sauces prepared for the Lasagna, Spaghetti and
Tortellini are great favourites, as are the wide varieties of pizzas. The chef
lovingly creates daily specials such as spinach pizza and BBQ Chicken for
your appreciation. A friendly staff member welcomes each customer at the
door and insures that a visit at Candia Taverna is a memorable one. And to
the delight of the customers, each Friday and Saturday evening dancers
perform their Dance Oriental.
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Classified ads are payable in advance. Deadline is 10:30 a.m. the day before publication.
Publications, Room 266, S.U.B., UBC, Van., B.C. V6T2A5
Charge Phone Orders over $1000. Call228-3977
Free Public lecture
Dumbarton Oaks Centre for
Byzantine Culture
Lecture Hall 2,
Woodward Building,
at 8:15 p.m.
Vacancies in student
Residences for Women.
Room and board. Make
application at Housing
office or call 228-2811.
CIRCLE K provides you the opportunity to
assist the handicapped youth and elderly in
the community. Get involved and join us.
Interested? Phone 461-4724.
11 - FOR SALE - Private
THRIFT SALE at West Point Grey
Presbyterian Church, 4397 W. 12th Ave.
Sept. 28th at 7:30 p.m. & Sept. 29th at
10:00 a.m.
RENAULT GRODIN1. Excellent shape,
low miles, FWD, 5-speed, fuel inj, am-fm,
great sunroof, great summer fc> ski car.
$3500. Don 689-8118 or 688-6585.
furn., toys, books, clothing, hsehold items,
etc. Excep. value. Sat. Sept. 29 11-2.
Toronto Rd. (5600-5500), Allison Rd. (2200)
& Kings Rd. (5500-5600) area (off Uni.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ticket for sale! In
lower reds. Call Harveen before 10:00 pm at
V8 reliable transportation $350. Phone
Barry 224-4989.
TYPEWRITER: Celebrity 12 correcting. $320
new in 1983. Asking $100 obo call 274-4031.
PUGEOT BICYCLE mens 10-speed excellent
condition $150. 731-6466 or 669-6500 pager
1981 HONDA C70. Excellent condition with
lockable rear container. 8000 mi. ph
261-9401 or 734-9142.
1970 DUSTER 318-V8 auto P.S. & P.B.
excellent condition. One owner asking
$1750. Days 228-6828. Eves. 733-5712.
SIGMA-CHI has room & board (singles
& doubles) available. Good food!!! Phone
HOW ABOUT shared ownership in a home?
Look into owning a home with a friend or
friends. Contact me for how it works. I have
prepared very workable details. Better than
renting. Good choice of 2-5 bdrm. homes.
Elizabeth Hopkins 943-5995. Block Brothers
Realty 943-7441.
PIANO LESSONS by Judith Alexander
graduate of Juilliard School of Music. Near
Cambie & 38th 731-8323.
LSAT, GMAT, MCAT preparation. Call
National Testing 738-4618. Please leave
message on tape if manager is counselling.
30 - JOBS
West 2nd Avenue & Larch
Anglican   Episcopal
8:00 a.m. — HOLY LLCHARIST
10:30 a.m. — SING MASS
Week day service:
Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
We welcome the'U.B.C. community
to our parish family
There are two work-study positions
available in the Faculty of Education
for editorial assistants. If you meet
the requirements of the Awards Office and are interested please contact
Marg Csapo as soon as possible.
#4 Scarfe Annex
228-6361 or 228-5351
WANTED. Student Interior Designer for
small restaurant. Oriental feeling needed.
879-3612 or 689-9574. 1063 Davie St. Ask
for Steve.
35 - LOST	
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diamonds. Reward 733-1549 eves.
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located in south Burnaby.
TYPING. Essays & Resumes. Also Transcription from cassette. Spelling corrected.
Layout on resumes optional. 263-4739.
EXPERT TYPING. Essays, term papers,
factums, letters, manuscripts, resumes,
theses, IBM Selectric II, reasonable rates
Rose 731-9857.
MUD    WRESTLERS    WANTED!    If   you
missed us at clubs days, you can still join
the Pottery club. Stop by Sub 251 next
Thurs. at 12:30, for more info.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK the person who
turned in my wallet completely intact at
Angus Building last Monday. Heidi Wolter.
CONGRADULATIONS to the first Alpha
Delt pledges of 1984.
— Lisa. P.S.-smile, it gives your face
something to do.
jobs, year around student rates, on King
Edward route. 879-5108.
WORD WEAVERS - word processing.
Student rates, fast turnaround, bilingual
5670 Yew St. at 41st 266-6814.
TYPING — Fast, accurate, reasonable rates
TYPED - TO GO. Judith Filtness, 3206
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TYPING. Resumes, essays, term papers.
Call Sue 941-7413.
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essays & masters. 273-6008 eves. Friday, September 28, 1984
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Invitational tournament for high school men, all
day, War Memorial gym.
Meeting for new members, noon, SUB 215.
Wine and  cheese  orientation  night,   meet executive and members, sign up in SUB 235, 8:00
p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Checkers Restaurant, 1755
Davie St.
First meeting of this school  year,  introduction
and planning, all interested are welcome, noon,
SUB 130 (NW corner of main floor),
Film  —  If You Love This Planet, discussion to
follow, all welcome, noon, SUB 205.
Free jive lessons, noon, SUB ballroom,
Guest evangelist, Charles Doss, 7:30 p.m., Buch
A 104.
Greek toga trot run,   noon,  race centre,  SUB
Organizational   meeting   and   munchies,   noon,
SUB 212A.
Soup kitchen, noon, St. Mark's College.
Registration, noon, SUB 216E.
Afternoon delight, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m    SUB
Elections of 84-85 executive, noon, SUB 211.
Bzzr garden and two free movies, 4:00 p.m.,
SUB 215.
General   meeting,   noon.   International   House,
main lounge.
Information interviews for internships in museum
work, public health, writing, television and etc.,
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Brock Hall 213.
Talk — David MacMichels, ex CIA agent, noon,
SUB Auditorium.
A fundraiser, bzzr garden, 4-8 p.m., SUB 211.
Seminar on  Sexism  in Advertising,  4:00 p.m.,
The Peak trailers at SFU.
Guest, evangelist Charles Doss, 7:30 p.m., Buch
Welcome back dance, doors open at 7:30 p.m.,
SUB Party room.
'Early Bird' Invitational tournament, all day, Warren, MacGregor Fields, Thunderbird Park.
Invitational tournament wrtti 40 teams, final 9:00
p.m., all day, War Memorial gym.
Wild and crazy bzzr and pizza social, 7:00 p.m. to
12:00 p.m., SUB 207.
Practice, 5:00 p.m., Aquatic Centre UBC.
Praise worship and teaching, 10:00 a.m., SUB
First rehearsal with choreographer Renaid R;jbu.
new members can still sign up, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00
p.m., SUB Ballroom.
'Early Bird' invitational tournament, all day, f nal,
1:45 p.m., Warren, MacGregor fields, Thunde'-
bird park.
Second annual "Enjoy Japan Open House,"
featuring a variety of Japanese demonstrations
and exhibits, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Asian centre, International House and Nitobe Gardens
Practice, 5:00 p.m., UBC Aquatic Centre.
China's  national  day,  a  look  at  repression  in
China today, talk by Rene Goldman, prof. Asian
Studies, noon, Buch B212.
Registration, noon, SUB 216E.
Cultural Epics, Bertoluccr's "1900'
all    week    at    noon,    35c    per
Registration for fall classes, noon, SUB 216E.
An organizational meeting for the dancers and
production staff, new members welcome, noon,
SUB 224.
Aerobics class, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., SUB 205.
Organizational and preparation of Horizons SF
Vol. 6 No. 1, artists and writers welcome, 1:00
p.m., SUB 215.
Testimony   meeting   and   bible   reading,   noon,
Buch D121.
Rehearsal with choreographer Renaid Rabu, new
members can  still  register,  6:30 to 8:00 p.m.,
SUB Partyroom.
Lecture on volunteering, volunteer coordinators
from UBC and Shaughnessy Hospital, noon.
Woodward 1.
Campus social event featuring all the Thunderbird sports teams, theme '50's night, 8:00 p.m.
to 1:00 p.m., the Pi:.
"Over Coffee"  -   meet Vancouver's new Israel
Ahyah  Shaliach,  snack   bar  open,   noon,   Hillet
to be shown
show,     SUB
is pleased to announce he is taking over the dental
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Office Hours: Tues. through Sat., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thurs. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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UBC Armouries
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Tickets $6.00
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If you are ready to turn your degree into a profession, we invite you to meet
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j      8:30-10:00
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Beg. Jazz
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Ballet I
Jazz II
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Ballet II
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Dates: Schedule effective Sept. 24 to Dec. 14.
* Rooms: Unless otherwise indicated all classes will be held in Partyroom SUB.
Fees: Just $40 for a whole term of unlimited classes of your choice (you make take any or ALL of classes
offered).New member "Club Fee" is $5.
Registration: Register daily between 12:30-1:30 in216E SUB. After Sept. 28 there will be no drop in fees.
Refund Policy: Membership fee of $5 is non-refundable.
Refund Before: Oct. 1 - $30; Oct. 8 - $20; Oct. 15 - $10.,
Room Changes: Listed in first Newsletter and posted on dub office door.
Further Info: come to SUB 216E or phone 228-6668. Page 16
Friday, September 28, 1984
Olley jolly about CFS future success
Canadian University Press
OTTAWA — When 23-year-old
Beth Olley dreams of the future of
the Canadian student movement,
she cups her hands together to form
an imaginary crystal ball.
Peering into the space she has
created, Olley smiles confidently.
As the chair of the Canadian
Federation of Students, she is optimistic the organization will pull
itself through another year despite a
deficit she estimates to be $70,000.
Olley is determined to bring a
measure of financial stability to the
organization. By paying close attention to budget details and drawing
more students into the CFS fold,
Olley hopes to set the federation
back on its financial feet.
But her face grows more serious
as she remembers another problem
about. It was shut down because
you could say, it wasn't political
enough. It wasn't doing anything."
The U of S student union created
a review committee of the Sheaf in a
bid to investigate complaints,
especially from engineering
students, about the newspaper's
off-campus coverage, Olley adds.
After the committee was set up,
council made no attempt to restrict
the paper's funding or autonomy,
she says.
"None of my past says I'm either
right or left wing," she adds. "I
think some of the things that student council did last year and what
was misrepresented in the student
media should not have an impact on
how people perceive me. I hoped it
wouldn't. But it obviously has."
The CFS chair argues she is just
facing CFS —- criticism from traditional supporters of student
movements about the federation's
purpose and direction. Much of it
has been centred on Olley herself.
Many delegates at the November
general-meeting at which she was
elected said they felt the vote in her
favor indicated CFS is turning conservative. Said her opponent, Anne
Travers from Guelph University:
"(Olley's victory) was clearly the
result of a left-right split that went
on for the whole conference."
Former student union president
at the University of Saskatchewan,
Olley had a hand in killing of the
campus women's directorate and
the setting up of a committee
designed to review complaints
about the university newspaper, the
After her election, Olley said
many people would consider her
student council "right wing to
fascist," but she now maintains she
is "left of centre."
"Fuck, I'm no fascist," she says
in a Sept. 11 interview in her cluttered office. Her face growing
flushed, Olley insists she was not
among the council members who
objected to the directorate's
political nature and its abortion
counselling service.
Olley says the student union locked the directorate's doors because it
did not provide enough services for
women on campus and had
repeatedly turned away women
wanting to become involved.
"It's unfortunate that the service
we had to cut was a women's centre. But it had nothing to do with
the issues people like to run on
as committed to student activism as
the two people preceding her. The
first CFS chair, Brenda Cote, led a
dramatic one-week occupation at
the Universite de Moncton administration building in protest of a
massive tuition fee increase.
Graham Dowdell, the second chair,
was also elected for his left-leaning
Olley points to a year ago when
she drew her student council
together in a fight against a reduction of campus library hours. After
extensive lobbying through media
interviews and a petition signed by
2,000 students, the university administration    backed    off.
"When we talk about student
issues, I'm certainly consistent with
everyone else here. I would say I'm
a little left of centre."
Olley denies CFS chose her over
Travers, a well-known student activist, because the organization is
not willing to fight militantly for
students' rights.
Although she admits the federation seeks out issues which only affect Canadian students, largely ignoring the plight of the country's
less privileged groups, Olley says
CFS is still committed to combining
its lobbying efforts with more direct
action to achieve its ends.
Olley argues students are growing
tired of traditional forms of protest
such as demonstrations and occupa-
tions. They want more
sophisticated means of conveying
their anger, she says.
"We can be just as effective and
get our message across to the
government by plugging up their
phone lines instead of marching up
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Olley adds the federation must
grapple with its financial problems
before it can reach out to the needs
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The organization has already
staved off some of the deficit,
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Delegates at the May general
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One cost-saving measure
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The move, however, will only save
$6,000 because of unforeseen costs
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set at the general meeting — will be
integrated into one executive this
The move may save the federation $28,000 but Olley says the position of deputy chair, needed to help
her coordinate the executive's
meetings, will probably eat up the
The federation will likely be
bolstered by unanticipated membership fees from campuses pledging to
join,   claims   Olley.   Yet   CFS   —
which won only 10 of 16 referenda
last year, losing two traditional supporters, Trent and Guelph Universities — faces six more referenda
this fall, including Brandon University, Queen's and the University of
B.C. UBC's vote will take place this
Olley hopes prospective members
will be attracted to the federation's
campaign focus on the failure of
provincial governments to pass on
the federal transfer payments aimed
at post-secondary education.
Applauding the campaign's
theme of guaranteed tied funding,
Olley and the general-meeting
delegates vowed to lobby the new
government with letters and the
results of a public opinion poll in
October on post-secondary education.
Olley will be personally involved
in chatting with politicians and with
her pragmatism and crystal ball in
hand, CFS may well live long
enough to see the Tory broom respond.
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